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ANDALUSIA

ALMERÍA

Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NB86AJ4: Group of very sharp laminar crystals, transparent and colorless, with small, white, rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from the initial finds of good quality material from the locality between September 2002 and March 2003.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7 × 3.7 cm = 4.02” × 2.76” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Baryte
 

NV66AJ4: Group of very sharp laminar crystals, translucent and white. The sample is from the initial finds of good quality material from the locality between September 2002 and March 2003.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8 × 3.9 cm = 5.00” × 3.15” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.18” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Baryte.
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Fülöppite
Fülöppite. Fülöppite.
 

MD26AL3: Good specimen of this rare lead sulphantimonate, with rosette-like crystal aggregates on matrix, dark metallic grey in color. Fülöppite is one of the rare species associated with Stibnite in this mine.
Casualidad Mine, Cordillera de los Picachos, Baños de Sierra Alhamilla, Pechina, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (2014-2015)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




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CÓRDOBA

Pyromorphite
 

NT16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.34” × 1.06” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

NK36R2: From an unexpected find in an old lead mining area of Roman time where the Pyromorphites appeared previously, although with a different shape than this specimen. Its habit and color, very distinctive, make this find unmistakable. It has become a Spanish classic. This specimen comes from a first selection of the specimens when they were found.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyromorphite
 

NM16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.42” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Andalusite with Quartz and Mica
Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica. Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica.
 

NR86AJ5: Andalusite crystals with simple forms and very well defined faces and edges and with excellent terminal faces. With an intense pink color with some lilac tonalities. They are on a matrix partially coated by leafy Muscovite aggregates. The sample is from a find, many years ago, in an area where access is currently prohibited.
Los Torilejos area, Hornachuelos, Comarca Valle Medio del Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9 × 5.7 cm = 4.02” × 3.54” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.47”




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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Realces pocket - 11/1997)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
 

N36KD0: A very aerial group with green doubly terminated crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.55”




Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

N67VD0: Group of doubly terminated crystals with slightly curved edges. The sample has two different colors, yellow and green.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 1.22” × 0.79”




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Pyromorphite
 

N91YAB8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated and with very well defined faces and edges. They are green in color with slightly yellowish shades and are on matrix. A Spanish classic of a well-known find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.93” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Top
Top
Pyromorphite. Close-up
Close-up
Pyromorphite  

NB16AI5: Groups of mainly prismatic Pyromorphite crystals that coexist with very acute elongated crystals, a very unusual habit for San Andrés Pyromorphite, similar to the samples from El Horcajo.
This sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar collection and we’ll send to the buyer the original label.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.85” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Geoda del Túnel - 11/1998)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Túnel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

NP74AL0: Group of prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent development of faces and edges, some with flat pinacoidal terminations and others with acute polycrystalline terminations. The color and luster are very good. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Andrés Mine, Del Tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9 × 6 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 2.36” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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HUELVA

Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NB26AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, twinned and with an iridescent superficial patina. They are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the base to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




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Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite
 

NA14AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, some of them with very well defined parallel growths. They are very bright and are on a matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NG46AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.1 × 4.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.61” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”




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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NK36AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.36” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NH56AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.6 × 5.2 cm = 3.07” × 2.20” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




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HUELVA / Iridiscent Goethite

If you want to know more about these Goethites please follow this link

Goethite
 

NH7AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.26” × 1.06” × 0.67”




Goethite.
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Goethite
Goethite.
 

NY57AC2: Botryoidal stalactitic aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish-red botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 3.27” × 1.85” × 1.57”




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HUELVA / Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

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Mimetite with Beudantite
 

NY60AA3: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. Grouped or isolated, they always have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and have a very intense and uniform yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite in micro-crystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

NA13AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm = 1.26” × 1.26” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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Mimetite
 

NB12AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.81” × 0.91” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

NC14AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 3.1 cm = 2.36” × 1.57” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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SEVILLE

Chalcocite
 

NA14AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, brilliant, and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.63” × 0.16”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NV13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, brilliant, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”




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Chalcocite
 

NX16AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 0.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.12”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NF56AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, bright, on matrix with crystalline Pyrite inclusions. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × o.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.00”




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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
 

NH47AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite- (Fe) and Pyrite coatings. These pieces were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
 

NR11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.87” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Chalcocite
 

NC27AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals, twinned, with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.42” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”




Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

NF13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, brilliant, on matrix, with coatings of Calcite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.54” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
 

NG66AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of iridescent botryoidal Pyrite dominated by purple tones. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NB97AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, with good luster, on matrix, with iridescent Pyrite crystal coatings of mauve and dominant blue tones. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.06” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NJ13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.38” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

ND26AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, with good luster, on a matrix covered with small white Calcite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.38” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NB14AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, bright, and on matrix. With Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.81” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite.
 

NA49AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings and Pyrite microcrystals. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 2.40” × 2.24” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV



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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
 

NE11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with tetrahedral crystals of antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of botryoidal pyrite. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

NZ89AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 3.6 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 1.42”

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV



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Chalcocite
 

NA86AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals, twinned, with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.1 × 8.3 × 2.7 cm = 3.58” × 3.27” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




Chalcocite. Front
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Chalcocite. Side
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Chalcocite.
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Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) with Pyrite
Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) with Pyrite. Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) with Pyrite.
 

NA26AL4: Globular growth of antimony-richTennantite-(Fe), very lustrous, on matrix, with growths of iridescent Pyrite in dominant blue, red and brassy tones, and twinned Chalcocite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.50” × 1.26” × 0.51”




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ARAGON

Pyromorphite
 

NC11AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. From old mining works where samples of such quality had never been found. The Pyromorphite crystals are partially coating a Quartz matrix, have very well defined faces and edges, are translucent, bright, and have a uniform yellowish green color. A new locality to add to the list of good Spanish Pyromorphites.
La Ascensión del Señor Mine (Mercader Mine), Judío Hill, Munébrega, Comarca Comunidad de Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Fluorescent short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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ASTURIAS (Principality of Asturias)

Calcite with Fluorite
Calcite with Fluorite. Calcite with Fluorite.
 

NG27AJ5: Groups of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron and a rounded shape. They are translucent and bright, slightly yellowish, and are on matrix with Fluorite. Very different than the usual Calcites form this prolific locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (06-07/2018)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 10.7 × 6.3 cm = 4.25” × 4.21” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Baryte
 

NR16AC9: Aggregate of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals with zones that have a dominant sky blue color and others with a white color and geometric zones on the edges.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.20” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Baryte. Baryte.
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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite. Side
Side
Baryte with Calcite. Side
Side
Baryte with Calcite  

EG96AI7: Group of very sharp and thick tabular Baryte crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths, translucent, bright, with a pale sky blue color, with complex translucent and bright Calcite crystals and partially bordered by small white Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.76” × 2.44” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.26”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
 

NP63V2: From a recent find at the Moscona mine. A druse of tabular crystals of Baryte with very well defined faces and edges, good transparency and luster and an intense sky blue color, with small yellow scalenohedral crystals of Calcite, Dolomite and minor Fluorite.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.3 × 4.3 cm = 3.74” × 2.87” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”




Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite.
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Baryte with Dolomite
Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
 

NK47AL0: Rosette aggregates of platy Baryte crystals, translucent, lustrous, of a uniform light blue color, partially covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with the typical “saddle” habit. The specimen, with a type of aggregate unusual for the locality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 491), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.43” × 2.24”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte with Dolomite
 

NA88X4: Very sharp laminar crystals of Baryte, bright and with an intense and uniform sky blue color. They are on matrix, with white Dolomite crystals and small cubic Fluorite crystals.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 17 × 10.5 × 7.3 cm = 6.69” × 4.13” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”




Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
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Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
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Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

NM27AL7: Complex Sphalerite crystal twinned and translucent with good luster and a dominant toasted honey color. On a matrix of Quartz crystals. Sphalerite is a rarity in the otherwise prolific La Viesca Mine.
This aesthetic specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 433), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.1 × 2.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.61” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte
 

NE16M3: Complete Quartz crystal, with irregularly grown faces and dissolution forms (no fractures) on the back side. This crystal shows inclusions and small matrix fragments with laminar Baryte crystals on its surface.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 3.46” × 2.01” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.9 cm = 3.35” × 1.93”




Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Front
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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

NX27AL0: Pineapple-like growth, complex, very three-dimensional, and on a matrix of doubly terminated Quartz crystals. They have good luster and are between translucent and transparent. The specimen is unusual because the crystals are on matrix whereas the vast majority of Berbes Quartzes are floaters.
It comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 377), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.52” × 1.73” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions
 

TY28AE2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with curious echeloned terminations. They are very bright and have a lot of hydrocarbon inclusions. A Spanish classic of great quality.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 3.62” × 1.89” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.62” × 1.69”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV

€280 / US$332 / JPY35220 / AUD$457

Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
Rear
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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte.

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EP61AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with a considerable length for the locality and very rich in fluid hydrocarbide inclusions, some of them mobile.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.9 × 6.5 cm = 4.80” × 3.11” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 7.1 cm = 3.19” × 2.80”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Pyromorphite
 

NX14AJ5: A surface with small short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix. They are bright and have a very intense green color. The sample is from a well-known locality but where only a few significant samples have been obtained.
Monte Bedures, Meredo, Vegadeo, Comarca Eo-Navia, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (03/2007)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.89” × 0.94” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Azurite with Calcite and Quartz
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz. Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
 

ND56AI1: Elongated Azurite crystals that are very individualized, translucent, with a very vivid color and on matrix with Quartz crystals and a large slightly altered Calcite crystal. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.50” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




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Azurite with Quartz
 

NE16AI1: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp, transparent and extraordinarily bright Azurite crystals that have a very vivid color. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.

Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
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Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
 

NC46AI1: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp Azurite crystals with small Quartz crystals. The Azurite crystals are transparent, have a very vivid color and are extraordinarily bright. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 4.9 cm = 2.52” × 1.65” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




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Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla
Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla  

RA26AE6: Leafy aggregates, some of them radial, of very well defined tabular Tyrolite crystals with an excellent silky luster and deep green color. They are on matrix with Azurite and Chrysocolla.
The sample is from the Joaquín Folch duplicates collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Delfina Mine, Hoyos de Alda, Ortiguero, Prado, Cabrales, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1960)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla. Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla.
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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
 

NF56AF2: Smithsonite growths pseudomorphous after scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The color is between brown and yellow and their edges are bordered by botryoidal growths which are partially coated by white Hemimorphite. In spite of the fact that the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite from this mine are well known, to our knowledge there are no references about these Smithsonite-Calcite pseudomorphs.
Argayón Mine, Robriguero, Panes, Peñamellera Baja, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (12/2016)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.45” × 3.70” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4.5 cm = 2.60” × 1.77”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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CANTABRIA

Calcite with Dolomite
 

NV57AD2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, rounded, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a very pale yellow color and on a rocky matrix with pink Dolomite.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 43, May 8, 2016 edition.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34”




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
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Calcite with Dolomite. Side
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Calcite with Dolomite. Side
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
 

ND7AF0: A complex crystal with many faces, among which are those of the acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra which stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, brilliance and position on the Dolomite matrix are all great.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.07” × 1.73” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Calcite with Dolomite
 

NT67AE2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with many faces, among which the acute rhombohedron and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving them an equant and rounded shape. The crystals, transparent and colorless, are on a matrix of Dolomite crystals with Sphalerite and smaller Calcite crystals with an acute scalenohedral shape.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.39” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
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Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite
Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite. Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite.
 

N46YH5: Small prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite, dark brown, very sharp and bright, partially covered by a botryoidal uniform bed of white Hydrozincite.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 4 cm = 5.63” × 4.33” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
 

NG56AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.36” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
 

NK14AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.52” × 2.28” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.87”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite
 

NE62X7: Aggregate of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. They are on matrix, with small Quartz crystals and white scalenohedral Calcite crystals on the back side. It has been discovered in a recent find on an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering this Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Áliva Sphalerite

Áliva, in the Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain is one of the classic worldwide localities. The best red Sphalerite in the world comes from here! The mines are now closed and there is no access to the galleries (especially as many of them are flooded)

Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NA27AL9: Complex crystals of Sphalerite on a Dolomite matrix. The crystal is transparent, lustrous and with an intense and lively honey color. With contacts but no damage. Small parts of the back of the matrix have been cut to reduce the size of the specimen without damage to the crystals.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




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Sphalerite
 

NR12R9: A complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges. It is transparent and has an excellent deep honey color. The back side shows exfoliated surfaces.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.39”




Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite.
 

NM58AJ5: Polycrystalline growths of complex crystals with notable curvatures on faces and edges, transparent and with an excellent deep honey color. The back is a contact surface with a disappeared crystal, probably a scalenohedral Calcite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 1.30” × 0.79” × 0.47”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NT13AB1: Complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges, twinned, with parallel growths, transparent, with an excellent deep honey color and partially coated by small white Dolomite crystals. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 0.87”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind
 

NL13AL3: Polycrystalline growths with complex forms, with sharp edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous, with deep and uniform honey-brown color. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made after the mine closed. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.30” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NP27AL5: Complex Sphalerite crystals with very well defined and slightly curved faces and edges, transparent, very bright and with a very deep toasted honey color. On matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.42” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NM8AB1: Complex equidimensional crystals, translucent and with a very deep toasted honey color. They are on matrix, with Dolomite. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 3.03” × 2.20” × 1.18”




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Sphalerite
 

ME92AF2: Aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals, very rich in faces that combine smooth and rough surfaces. The crystals, bright and between translucent and transparent, have a very intense orange color, easily visible with intense lightning.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.66” × 3.07” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.61” × 1.22”




Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
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Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite.
 

N96EK0: Group of very sharp, twinned crystals of excellent color and luster on a matrix very rich in Galena and Dolomite. Due to the appearance and the association with Galena it looks different that the usual specimens from Áliva, but it is really from there.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.70” × 2.60” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

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NM93AE6: An aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals with curved faces, some smooth and others with polycrystalline growths. These crystals, between transparent and translucent, are very bright, have a very dense, deep and uniform honey color and are partially coated by white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 13 × 12 × 7 cm = 5.12” × 4.72” × 2.76”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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CASTILE AND LEÓN

Cinnabar with Calcite
Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
 

NG26AF2: Sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and have hoppered growths with very small Quartz crystals.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.89” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”




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Cinnabar with Calcite
 

NH46AF2: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and their faces and edges are very well defined, , with some hoppered faces that have small Quartz crystals inside of them.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.46” × 3.07” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




Cinnabar with Calcite. Front
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Cinnabar with Calcite. Top
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Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NC27AH7: An alignment of rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals that have a very good luster and color and whose faces and edges are very much better defined than usual on samples from this locality. They are on massive Quartz matrix. An excellent Spanish classic with very few samples available today.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 4.88” × 3.07” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”




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CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite  

NJ70AL9: Floater growth of flattened reticulated prismatic twins of Cerussite whose white color shows a slightly brownish-pinkish tinge. In perfect condition, with a rosette-like appearance different from other specimens commonly seen from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Twinned Cerussite. Twinned Cerussite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NF62X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Aggregates of very bright vivid yellow crystals with well defined faces of a short prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on a limonite matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




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Almadén

Almadén is dead – long live Almadén!
A mine that has been in operation for over 20 centuries – it was first worked by the Romans from 372-287 BC – has recently been closed down. All work in the mine has stopped and the waste tips have been re-processed, so it will no longer be possible to find more specimens from this classic locality. As the old galleries have now been made safe so that they can be used as a new mining museum we don’t think they will find anything underground either. Before the Chinese Cinnabar appeared it was the locality that produced the best Cinnabar samples in the world. From our stock we have selected some examples, thus giving people who do not already have one the chance to add an Almadén sample to their collection.

Cinnabar with Quartz
 

NB37AL9: Groups of twinned rhombohedral crystals of Cinnabar on matrix with Quartz crystals, translucent, bright and with a very vivid color.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.59” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
Cinnabar with Dolomite  

NA94AL9: Group of twinned rhombohedral crystals of Cinnabar, translucent, very lustrous and with a particularly vivid color. Due to its quality, it is among the best ever found at the classic Almadén locality, currently only open for tourist visits.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number CIN-37), whose collection card we will send to the buyer, accompanied by a label from Mark Mauthner, in which it appears to have previously been in the Griffin collection and in the Smithsonian (former Carl Bosch collection)
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

€880 / US$1045 / JPY110720 / AUD$1436

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Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz
 

NQ27AL3: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, one of them clearly dominant and individual, translucent, shiny, very deep in color, on matrix, with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz. Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz.
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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
 

NT69AI7: Group of crystals with well-defined faces and edges and very well defined skeletal and parallel growths. They are translucent, very bright, have a very vivid color and they are on a matrix of white Quartz microcrystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.30” × 0.51”




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Cinnabar with Dolomite
 

NP89AL3: Polycrystalline growths of transparent rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, brilliant, on matrix, with aggregates of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NT69AG9: Parallel growth of Cinnabar crystals with polycrystalline surfaces and slight curvatures on the edges. They are translucent, bright, with an intense color and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic. The sample is from the Eugeni Bareche collection (num. 692) and we’ll send the label to the buyer.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.19” × 2.24” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.31”




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El Horcajo Pyromorphite

During the last century a mine at El Horcajo, Ciudad Real, produced great Pyromorphite with a very large variety of forms. Specimens from the locality are very well represented in major European Museums. Unfortunately little of this material is available and it is very difficult to get hold of specimen from this mine. We obtained a few small specimens from an old Spanish collection and we are able to offer them :

Pyromorphite

Recorded under LED light
 

NT92AL5: Centered aggregates of acicular Pyromorphite crystals, with a very vivid green color and good luster. The specimen, from a time period and locality that is historic for both Spanish and European mineralogy, exhibits the most classic habit for this deposit. These specimens are very difficult to obtain because, having only been found at the beginning of the last century, very few specimens have survived.
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 154/2020, page 45
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 5.3 cm = 2.95” × 2.68” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence long UV



Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Side
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Pyromorphite. Side
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CATALONIA

Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
 

PT48AI5: Dendritic growths, on a matrix of massive Calcite, of elongated native Silver crystals that are very well defined and bright, partially coated by Acanthite crystals. The Calcite matrix has been etched with acid to expose the Silver.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.40” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

PM96AJ5: The sample on a massive Calcite matrix is uncommonly large. It has dendritic growths of very well defined elongated and bright crystals of native Silver with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 15.2 × 12.6 × 4.7 cm = 5.98” × 4.96” × 1.85”




Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte
Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.
 

NB14AD2: Very well defined Mimetite crystals. They are millimetric in size, very well defined, translucent, with a greenish yellow color. They show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating an isolated cubic Galena crystal that is implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, there are laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with this so well defined presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of the mimetite to the buyer.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15-16/07/2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.91” × 0.91” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”




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Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte
 

NB96AE7: An important find in the well-known old Atrevida mine, in the summer of 2015 a single geode with crusts of very well defined Mimetite crystals was uncovered. They are millimetric in size, very well defined and translucent with a greenish-yellow color and they show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating isolated or grouped cubic Galena crystals that are implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, most of the samples have small Pyromorphite aggregates and laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with such a well-defined and fine presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15/12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.69” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte.
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Quartz and other Species from the Montseny / Montnegre areas

In a small quarry near Barcelona, appeared good samples of smoky Quartz and exceptionally some Quartz Amethyst. Lots of local collectors go there on the weekends hoping to find the sample of their dreams. As we know many of them we hear about new finds and see the specimens found. Here are some of them. If you want to know more about La Selva Quartz please follow this link

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Side
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NJ36AL9: Quartz (variety amethyst) on a Quartz crystal (variety smoky) with very dark tones. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 4.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.36” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.80” × 1.42”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG8AL3: Scepter Quartz crystal (variety amethyst), with parallel growths in the lower parts, translucent, lustrous, and with very intense color. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (10/2004)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.63”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz.
 

NH9S6: Sceptered Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (08/2005)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.40” × 1.42” × 1.14”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG12S6: Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (07/2006)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.44” × 2.09” × 0.98”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz. Front
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz. Rear
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NE66W4: Scepter growth partially doubly terminated, bright, between transparent and translucent and with a very deep violet color. On smoky Quartz matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 2.56” × 1.81” × 1.57”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)  

NH28AJ0: Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals that are translucent, bright and have geometric color bands, deeper and denser on the edges.
The sample has great quality for the locality and is from the Jaume Vilalta collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (06/2006)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 3.9 cm = 3.62” × 2.60” × 1.54”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz.
 

MV27R9: Parallel growth of crystals on a base of white Quartz. Crystals are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very deep, color with color zoning specially concentrated on the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.74” × 2.95” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.50”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline
 

MY17Q1: Very esthetic Group, with parallel growths and very deep color especially concentrated on the zones near the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7 × 4 cm = 4.13” × 2.76” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.46” × 0.94”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Side
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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety smoky). Light behind
Light behind
Quartz (variety smoky). Top
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Quartz (variety smoky)  

DH26AK4: Full crystal, with highly profiled polycrystalline terminations with the base recrystallized as the start of a scepter growth. The specimen, transparent, bright and of a very deep and uniform smoky color, comes from a completely lost locality and is from the Daunis collection, which in the 1970s to ‘80s was a reference collection for local field collectors in the Barcelona area.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3 × 2.6 cm = 2.64” × 1.18” × 1.02”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection



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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

DX66AL3: Group of very transparent smoky Quartz crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated, with a group of smaller crystals, some of which are also doubly terminated, from the historic Montseny locality where the first finds of amethyst and quality smoky Quartz were made before the recent finds. The Daunis collection was, in the 70s-80s, a reference for local field collectors in the Barcelona area.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 3.15” × 0.98” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.1 cm = 2.36” × 0.83”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
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Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite
Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Front
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Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Rear
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NQ66W4: Single crystal of very deep colored smoky Quartz. It is transparent and bright and it is on a small matrix of Microcline and Albite, with leafy growths of Muscovite. The crystal shows a notable phantom growth at its termination.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2004)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.58” × 1.46” × 1.26”




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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

NP14AJ5: Microcline crystal with simple forms and skeletal growths and a smoky Quartz crystal with a very deep color and superficial recrystallization of white Quartz.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.44” × 2.44” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.61”




Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Microcline
Microcline. Microcline.
 

NJ6AI0: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined parallel growths, Manebach law twinned with a pale pink color.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.5 × 3.4 cm = 3.39” × 3.35” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky)
 

NF66AI7: Microcline crystals with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with a pale pinkish color, with a parallel smoky Quartz crystal and groups of white Albite crystals. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5.6 cm = 3.54” × 2.95” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.26”




Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Front
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Side
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite  

DP56AJ5: Group of smoky Quartz crystals with parallel growths, translucent, bright with red Hematite impregnations in some areas and with polycrystalline Albite growths. The sample is very unusual for both the locality and his shape. It is from the Daunis collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Arola, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.39” × 2.20” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 4 cm = 3.31” × 1.57”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection



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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline
 

NB27AJ5: Very well defined smoky Quartz crystals with shades between gray and brown and on matrix with sharp Microcline crystals. From a more or less well-known locality but where only a few samples of this quality were collected.
Can Berenguer Hill, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.39” × 3.74” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Top
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline.
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EUSKADI

Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite.
 

NP27AA6: Druse of small, complex, twinned Sphalerite crystals, extraordinarily bright and transparent and with a very deep honey color. The matrix is partially coated by small, white Dolomite crystals and rhombohedral Siderite crystals. This mine is currently abandoned and flooded, and its old galleries are completely inaccessible.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.1 × 6.3 cm = 4.57” × 3.58” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
 

EF50AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, very large for the locality, transparent, very bright with a deep and intense honey color and partially coated by bright Chalcopyrite microcrystals.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 11.3 × 7.8 cm = 5.51” × 4.45” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite.
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Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite
Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite. Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite.
 

MF27AJ5: Galena crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with the form of the cube truncated by the octahedron on the corners. The sample is of the best quality for the locality.
Aizpea claim, Cerain Mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.3 × 4.6 cm = 3.31” × 2.48” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.87”




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EXTREMADURA

Pyrolusite
 

NB12AL3: Botryoidal growth, on matrix, of very shiny, sharp crystals, with slightly curved faces and edges. From a locality until recently very little known.
Aljibe Range, Aliseda, Comarca Tajo-Salor Almonte, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (2014)

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.57” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Pyrolusite. Pyrolusite.
Order
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

NH50AF0: Complete Gold nugget preserving rough octahedral crystalline forms, with relatively well preserved faces and edges.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.51” × 0.16”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz
 

NG49AF0: Leafy masses on a white Quartz matrix of skeletal Gold crystals with molds that have preserved the shape of disappeared Quartz crystals.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.75”

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

NR97AC4: Flattened and elongated Gold nugget with small vugs, inclusions and hollows. The sample has a good size for the locality and shows on its upper part some defined but quite rounded crystalline forms.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (02-03/2012)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.39” × 0.12”

Weight: 2.2 grams



Order
Gold
Gold  

NT66AL0: Gold nugget with an elongated shape that retains rounded and deformed cubic crystals on the back. A representative of Spanish Golds, seldom easy to get.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.43” × 0.28”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 8.60 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

NM68AH4: Dendritic, spongy and laminar Gold growths perched on a Quartz pebble. From an occasional and very recent find at a Spanish place in an area in which Gold pebbles have been noted, but is not well known until now.
Paraje Jardines del Guadiana, Casas de Don Pedro, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Weight: 4.1 grams



Order
Gold
 

NA77AH4: Very flattened oblong gold pebble that partially retains some crystalline forms on both surfaces. From an occasional and very recent find at a Spanish place in an area in which Gold pebbles have been noted, but not well known until now.
Paraje Jardines del Guadiana, Casas de Don Pedro, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.20”

Weight: 17.6 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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GALICIA

Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Rear
Rear
 

NV6AF2: Thick tabular Beryl (emerald variety) crystal a distinct hexagonal shape, with inclusions of leafy Phlogopite aggregates.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.50” × 1.22” × 0.71”




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MADRID (Community of Madrid)

Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz
 

NA6AC1: Radial aggregates of acicular crystals whose chemical composition is between Clinozoisite (dominant) and Epidote. The crystals are implanted on a matrix partially coated by clear green Prehnite aggregates, Orthoclase and Quartz crystals. The sample is from a large famous find in 1999 at the La Saludadora Quarry.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 15.1 × 4.5 cm = 7.80” × 5.94” × 1.77”




Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz.
Order
Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite
Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite. Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite.
Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite  

NE62AL3: Spheroidal aggregates of sharp lamellar Bavenite crystals, lustrous and on matrix, with Albite and partial Chlorite coatings.
The specimen comes from the Carlos González Bargueño collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. Carlos was the one who first found these Bavenites and thanks to his work these extraordinary specimens were saved.
Venero I Quarry (Cadalso I Quarry), Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño

Albite fluorescent short UV



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Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase  

EQ47AJ5: Group of smoky colored crystals between transparent and translucent with white phantom growths, very bright and on matrix with Microcline.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales II Quarry, La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco-Bustarviejo-Cabanillas de la Sierra-Navalafuente, Comarca Sierra Norte de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (02/2001)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.4 × 6.8 cm = 3.94” × 2.91” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.43” × 2.20”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Side
Side
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

EF96AI8: Group of thick tabular Calcite crystals with very well defined geometrical zoning and on a Quartz matrix. The crystals have a considerable size for the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (05/2004)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.79”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Order
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)  

EB27AJ5: Spheroidal aggregates of Prehnite crystals that are well defined, translucent, with an excellent luster and a pale color, between green and yellow. They are on a matrix with Microcline, Clinozoisite and white tabular Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 5.71” × 3.23” × 2.28”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Order

Stokesite from the La Saludadora Quarry

If you want to know more about the Stokesites from the La Saludadora Quarry please follow this link

Stokesite with Albite
Stokesite with Albite. Front
Front
Stokesite with Albite. Rear
Rear
 

NA13AL9: Aggregate of very sharp, colorless, transparent and shiny Stokesite crystals on a little Microcline matrix with Albite. These Stokesites, found in 1999 and featured in an article in The Mineralogical Record in 2012, are considered the best crystallized Stokesites in the world and were found in a single pocket from which very few specimens were recovered.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 1 × 0.8 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.31” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Order

MURCIA (Region of Murcia)

Lavendulan with Conichalcite
 

NA26AL9: Efflorescences of small Lavendulan crystals, sharp, lustrous, with an intense and vivid color and on matrix with green globular growths of Conichalcite.
La Reconquistada claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”


€120 / US$142 / JPY15090 / AUD$195

Lavendulan with Conichalcite. Lavendulan with Conichalcite.
Reservado
Hemimorphite with limonite
Hemimorphite with limonite. Hemimorphite with limonite.
 

NR14AL8: Radial aggregates of tabular Hemimorphite crystals on a limonite matrix, with excellent terminations, translucent, very lustrous and with a snow-white color. The specimen is of a rare high quality for the locality.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

EA12AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
Order
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
 

ED16AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 1.73” × 2.13” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




Order
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

EC11AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
Order
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
 

NJ48AL7: Druse of complex Calcite crystals very rich in faces with clear predominance of the scalenohedron. Of an uniform grey-brown color due to inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 614), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.9 × 6.5 cm = 3.54” × 3.50” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Order
Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

NR67AL5: Group of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) with a short prism, transparent, very bright and pale violet in color, with a more intense tone at the edges and at the vertices. High quality for the deposit.
The piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 610), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 8.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.54” × 3.31” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
 

NM27AK8: Group of fine tabular Baryte crystals, very sharp, translucent, very lustrous and deep blue. The specimen, a Portman classic of excellent quality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 331) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.10” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Order
Baryte

Recorded under LED light
 

NR90AL5: Group of highly profiled tabular Baryte crystals, on matrix, translucent, bright and with a vivid and uniform light blue color.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 411), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 9 × 6.9 cm = 7.24” × 3.54” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte. Baryte.
Order
Quartz with Siderite
Quartz with Siderite. Quartz with Siderite.
 

TE76AG0: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very short prism and coated by a second generation of micro-crystalline Quartz. With small Siderite crystals.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.2 × 6 cm = 3.86” × 2.83” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.81”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Quartz with Calcite and Siderite
 

TT67AG0: Group of Quartz crystals on matrix. They have a very short prism and are translucent with a pale amethyst color, and they are partially encrusted by white Calcite crystals and with small spheroidal Siderites.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 4.80” × 3.23” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.38”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Quartz with Calcite and Siderite. Quartz with Calcite and Siderite.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
Siderite with Quartz  

NB89AL3: Powerful group of Quartz crystals displaying a dipyramidal habit, as the prism is mostly absent, covered by an epigenetic growth of small Siderite crystals. The size of the Quartz crystals and the quality of the piece is much higher than what is usually found in this deposit.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection, whose label we will send to the buyer along with a small poster that certifies that this specimen was displayed in the “Minerals of the Mediterranian 2014” exhibition at the 2014 Expominer Show.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 14.7 × 9.3 × 5.5 cm = 5.79” × 3.66” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.38” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite
 

ET99AK7: Fans of twinned Cerussite crystals pseudomorphing Anglesite and subsequently coated by iridescent Goethite with a rainbow of colors dominated by yellow. This piece comes from the Mariano Guillén collection and both for the size of the crystals and the intensity of color represents just about the best known for this locality, which in fact is the only one that yields these curious formations.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”




Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Front
Front
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Side
Side
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite  

TQ98AI7: Azurite crystals with a lenticular shape, translucent, very bright and implanted on a limonite matrix coated by surfaces and spheroidal aggregates of Malachite with a silky luster. Of the best quality for the locality. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Juan Bautista concession, San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 13.3 × 4.8 cm = 5.83” × 5.24” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Galena with Siderite and Calcite
 

NE27AK8: Cubic crystals with small octahedron faces, lustrous and on matrix, on Siderite druse with white Calcite coatings. A Galena of excellent quality for the locality that comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 501) whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Gaviota Mine, Cola de Caballo Cove, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 5.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Galena with Siderite and Calcite. Galena with Siderite and Calcite.
Order
Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

MR88AJ5: Groups of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron, bright black and on matrix with small Quartz crystals.
José Maestre Tunnel, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.8 × 11.8 × 5.3 cm = 5.04” × 4.65” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




Order
Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
 

NX86AJ7: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals in tabular growths, pseudomorphous after Pyrrhotite, with Sphalerite. Although they were previously known in the area the specimen is from a very recent find.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (11/2018)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 5.7 × 4.1 cm = 3.98” × 2.24” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.43”




Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite. Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite.
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Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).
 

TD97AF7: Parallel growths of very sharp Gypsum crystals that are clear and colorless and very bright. On a rocky matrix with small Siderite crystals and Quartz (chalcedony variety).
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.84” × 4.61” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.22”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Smithsonite
 

NA86AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Doubly terminated Smithsonite crystals with the morphology known as “rice grain” caused by pronounced curvatures of the faces and edges, on matrix. The crystals are translucent, bright, and white.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 543), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mina el Lirio, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite.
Order
Galena with Siderite
Galena with Siderite.
 

NZ11AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of sharp flattened cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena, partially covered with a layer of small lenticular deep brown and lustrous Siderite crystals.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 597), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 1.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.54” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside
 

NJ60AJ5: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a lamproite rock matrix with Hematite and white spheroidal Calcite growths. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.1 cm = 2.52” × 1.81” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside. Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside.
Order
Celestine
Celestine. Front
Front
Celestine. Side
Side
Celestine.
 

NV14AL3: Elongated prismatic Celestine crystals, very sharp and some doubly terminated, colorless translucent, on matrix.
Barranco del Mulo Deposit, Barranco del Mulo, Ulea, Comarca Valle de Ricote, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 7.1 × 3.3 cm = 4.45” × 2.80” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.28”




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NAVARRE (Autonomous Community of Navarre)

Eugui

The Eugui quarry in Navarre is famous for its specimens of twinned, transparent or translucent Dolomite. While the quarry is still active, specimens are only found from time to time. In 1997 to 1998 a significant number were found and over the last few years a few more have appeared.

Twinned Dolomite
 

EM99AI7: Group of very sharp rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are interpenetration twins and are transparent, very bright and have gray phantom growths. A Spanish classic really fine and of great quality. The sample is from the Daunis collection.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3 cm = 1.18” × 1.18”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Twinned Dolomite. Front
Front
Twinned Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Dolomite. Top
Top
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Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
 

MR90AH7: Aerial group of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals that are twinned and bright, between transparent and translucent, with phantom growths and fine alignments of black globular growths, probably Graphite, a Spanish classic.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 5.5 cm = 3.15” × 2.76” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”




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Twinned Dolomite

Recorded under LED light
Twinned Dolomite
 

MC93AJ5: Very aerial groups of rhombohedral twinned crystals that are transparent, very bright and colorless. An excellent Spanish classic with great quality and very esthetic.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.7 × 6.8 cm = 3.54” × 3.43” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.22”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Twinned Dolomite. Front
Front
Twinned Dolomite. Side
Side
Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.
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Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
 

TT51AJ5: A group, on matrix, of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with very well defined interpenetration twins. They are transparent, very bright and colorless. A Spanish classic of great quality.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.1 × 6.7 cm = 3.74” × 3.19” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.42” × 1.42”




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Magnesite with Dolomite
 

MT89AJ5: Groups of very sharp lenticular Magnesite crystals, translucent and bright with a pale pink color and on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. With a better definition than usual for Eugui Magnesites.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.1 × 4.9 cm = 4.41” × 3.19” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.98”




Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.
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